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About minorgigue

musician, music teacher, seeker and expounder

ART and FEAR: Not a good fit

Most of us discover our love of creativity in childhood.  When I was a kid, my family was financially challenged, so we were not given all the best and latest toys.  Nevertheless, we always had things to do.  Mom came … Continue reading

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Songwriting: True Stories. One Songwriter’s Songwriting Life.

I remember hearing Laura Nyro for the first time on Kraft Music Hall.  I was 16 years old at the time.  Sitting there at the piano, her long hair framing her face, she sang from the black and white screen … Continue reading

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Wedding Band Blues

Wedding Band Blues There was a bar on College St. in Oakland and all the young singers just starting out in the club scene worked a kind of rotation. It was the early 1980s and I was there usually once … Continue reading

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Scared to Sing? Stage Fright is Manageable

Have you ever sat in the audience at a musical performance and wondered how those musicians manage to get through a performance without showing even a trace of stage fright?  You imagine yourself in the same situation and you are … Continue reading

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